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Beer Trivia Questions and Answers - History of Beer

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Beer Trivia Questions

What is beer?
A: Beer is an alcoholic beverage.

How is beer produced?
A: By the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar.

The starch and saccharification enzymes are usually derived from what?
A: Malted cereal grains

Most beer is flavored with what?
A: Hops, which add bitterness.

Hops also act as a what?
A: Natural preservative.

What is the production of beer called?
A: Brewing.

Beer is the world's most widely consumed what?
A: Alcoholic beverage.

 

Beer is the third-most popular drink overall, after what?
A: Water and tea.

Some of humanity's "what" refer to the production and distribution of beer?
A: Earliest known writings.

The Code of Hammurabi included what?
A: Laws regulating beer.

"The Hymn to Ninkasi", is a prayer to whom?
A: The Mesopotamian goddess of beer.

The Hymn served as both a prayer and as a method of remembering what?
A: The recipe for beer.

What is the usual strength of beer?
A: It is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume.

Beer is associated with social traditions such as what?
A: Beer festivals.

 

Beer is one of the world's oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to what period?
A: The early Neolithic or 9500 BC, when cereal was first farmed.

Many Archaeologists think that beer was crucial in the formation of what?
A: Civilizations.

When was the earliest chemical evidence of barley beer date to?
A: Circa 3500–3100 BC from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran.

Some of the earliest "what" contain references to beer?
A: Sumerian writings.

The Ebla tablets, discovered Syria, date back to 2500 BC, and reveal that the city of Ebla produced what?
A: A range of beers.

A fermented beverage using rice and fruit was made in China around  when?
A: 7000 BC.

Almost any substance containing "what" can naturally undergo alcoholic fermentation?
A: Sugar.

 

It is likely that many cultures independently did what?
A: Invented beer.

Beer was spread through Europe by whom?
A:  Germanic and Celtic tribes as far back as 3000 BC.

The beverage the early Europeans drank might not be "what" by most people today?
A: Recognized as beer.

The early European beers did not contain what?
A: Hops.

In 1516, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, adopted the Reinheitsgebot  (purity law), according to which the only allowed ingredients of beer are what?
A: Water, hops and barley-malt.

By the 7th century AD, beer was being produced and sold by whom?
A: European monasteries.

One of the steps in brewing is to convert the starch source into a sugary liquid called what?
A: Wort.

 

Then the wort is converted into beer in a process effected by yeast called what?
A: Fermentation.

The wort is prepared by mixing the starch source (normally malted barley) with hot water, which is known as what?
A: Mashing.

How long does the mashing process take?
A: Around 1 to 2 hours.

Beer is composed mostly of what?
A: Water.

Dublin has hard water well-suited to making what?
A: Stout, such as  Guinness.

The Plzeň Region has soft water well-suited to making what?
A:  Pilsner (pale lager).

The source of starch in a beer provides the what?
A: Fermentable material.

The starch source is also a key determinant of the strength and what of the beer?
A: flavor.

The most common starch source used in beer is what?
A: Malted grain.